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Autumn is around the corner -- and so are the 2014 midterm elections. How fast can you find which member of Congress gets the highest percentage of their campaign cash from out-of-state?
The first person to email the entire correct answer to politiquizz@crp.org wins a free OpenSecrets.org bumper sticker!
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Ever wonder how lobbying came to be in American politics? Check out our interactive timeline exploring a brief history of federal lobbying.
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The federal investigation into the Iowa payola-for-endorsement scandal involving the Ron Paul and Michele Bachmann campaign did not end with last week's guilty plea by former Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson, OpenSecrets has learned.
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is diversifying its portfolio by backing a Democrat.
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Our friends at +The Center for Public Integrity report on a prime example of Washington's revolving door (http://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/).
U.S. sanctions against Russia are becoming a boon for Washington's lobbyists.
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Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has taken a new job with a Wall Street firm. He is expected to receive a pay package of $3.4 million in his new role.
This phenomenon is known as Washington's revolving door. Learn more: http://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/
Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is joining the Wall Street firm Moelis & Co., the firm announced on Tuesday. “Eric has proven himself to be a pro-business advocate and one who will enhance our boardroom discussions with CEOs and senior management as we help them navigate their most important strategic decisions,” the firm’s...
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In other shocking news, a bear defecated in the woods earlier today. 
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When it comes to reaching into their own pockets to give to colleagues' campaigns, Democrats are the most generous.
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We analyzed Kantar Media/CMAG television ad buy data with the Wesleyan Media Project to assess what kind of money is being spent on the 2014 elections -- money that isn't reported to the FEC.
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Fall is nearly upon us. Don't have that perfect paid internship yet? We have an opening in reporting. Write about politics in the nation's capital, and learn how to use data journalism to track money's effect on the policies that affect your life.
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Great op-ed from the Washington Post editorial board citing our dark money data.
Learn more about the record amount of dark money spending this midterm election: http://bit.ly/1C7juFV
The midterm campaign is shaping up as another triumph of big bucks and secrecy.
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Our collaboration with the Washington Post on political donors giving to unlimited numbers of candidates post-McCutcheon (and the story we ran: http://bit.ly/1CmfIbT).
More than 300 wealthy contributors have already exceeded the previous $123,200 cap on total donations.
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Remember McCutcheon v. FEC, the Supreme Court decision that eliminated the overall $123,000 cap on donations to candidates, PACs, and parties? Fewer than one in a million Americans has given beyond that original limit since then - who are they?
<img class= wp-image-5304 src=http://www.opensecrets.org/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/charles.schwab.ap_.jpg alt=Charles Schwab, the No. 1 donor to candidates, PACs and parties thus far this election cycle, at Pebble Beach in 2009.
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The Center for Responsive Politics (OpenSecrets.org) is the nation's premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy. 

Nonpartisan, independent and nonprofit, the organization aims to create a more educated voter, an involved citizenry and a more transparent and responsive government.